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Bilateral corneoconjunctival dermoids and nasal choristomas in a calf
Veterinary Ophthalmology (2008)
  • D K Brudenall
  • Daniel A Ward, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  • Shelley Newman, University of Tennessee - Knoxville

A 5-day-old Angus x Hereford calf presented for bilateral haired masses on the eyes and nasolabial planum since birth. The masses were surgically excised from the inferonasal cornea and bulbar conjunctiva of both eyes and the left and right side of the dorsomedial nasolabial planum. Histopathology of the excised tissue confirmed bilateral corneoconjunctival dermoids with ectopic lacrimal glands, and bilateral nasal choristomas and ectopic nasal glandular tissue. Surgery was curative and healing was uneventful. Bilateral ocular dermoids in combination with nasal choristomas and ectopic glandular tissue have not been documented previously in cattle.

  • Animals,
  • Animals,
  • Newborn,
  • Cattle,
  • Cattle Diseases pathology,
  • Cattle Diseases surgery,
  • Choristoma pathology,
  • Choristoma surgery,
  • Choristoma veterinary,
  • Dermoid Cyst pathology,
  • Dermoid Cyst surgery,
  • Dermoid Cyst veterinary,
  • Eye Neoplasms pathology,
  • Eye Neoplasms surgery,
  • Eye Neoplasms veterinary,
  • Female,
  • Treatment Outcome
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Citation Information
D K Brudenall, Daniel A Ward and Shelley Newman. "Bilateral corneoconjunctival dermoids and nasal choristomas in a calf" Veterinary Ophthalmology Vol. 11 Iss. 3 (2008)
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